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New Study Shows Crohn's Disease Could be Linked to Food Poisoning

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New Study Shows Crohn's Disease Could be Linked to Food Poisoning

Recent research from McMaster University found that individuals who have suffered from food poisoning may be at a greater risk of developing Crohn's Disease than individuals who have not suffered from food poisoning. The findings were published in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

The research indicates that a heightened risk of developing Crohn's Disease could be a long-term complication of food poisoning, but this is not the only long-term complication food poisoning victims can face. Organ damage is another complication that a food poisoning victim can suffer. If you suffer from complications that result in substantial financial damages as a result of preventable food poisoning, you could be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Work with a personal injury lawyer who has specific experience pursuing food poisoning claims to seek the compensation you need for your medical bills and other damages if you are in this situation.

The Research Findings

The researchers used a mouse model to measure how certain bacterias accelerate the growth of others. Mice were infected with food poisoning bacteria. Once their infections cleared, the researchers examined the bacteria remaining in the mice's guts, which showed elevated levels of adherent-invasive E.Coli. This bacteria is Crohn's Disease.

With these findings, the researchers hope to aid in the development of Crohn's Disease treatments that target the condition at its source. Developing preventative treatments for Crohn's Disease is another potential use for the data from this research.

Living with Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory disorder of the digestive tract. The inflammation can be very painful for an individual living with Crohn's Disease. It can cause him or her to experience diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, vomiting, and weight loss. Individuals living with Crohn's Disease are also at a greater risk of suffering colorectal cancer than others. The condition can lead to premature death for its sufferer.

Often, Crohn's Disease develops fairly early in an individual's life. Crohn's Disease can be managed with steroids and immunosuppressants. In some cases, surgery is utilized as part of a patient's treatment plan. Patients are also advised to have regular colorectal cancer screenings and adhere to a specialized diet that includes high levels of dietary fiber and the avoidance of greasy foods.

Work with an Experienced Itasca Food Poisoning Attorney

As we learn more about the causes and risk factors of food poisoning, we become better equipped to prevent and treat it. But many people still suffer significant damages as the result of food poisoning. If you or somebody you know has suffered damages because of a foodborne illness that could have been prevented, consider working with a member of our team of experienced food poisoning attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP to pursue a personal injury claim. Contact our team today to schedule your initial meeting with us. We serve clients in the North Chicago, Fox Lake, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Waukegan areas from out our office located in the prestigious 180 North LaSalle street building in Chicago.

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